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Mobility Manager – Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission – Brooke & Hancock County, WV / Jefferson County, OH

The project purpose is to establish a Mobility Management Program for the BHJ Region. Mobility Management moves beyond traditional fixed route public transportation services as an innovative approach for managing and delivering a network of diverse transportation services, public and private, to satisfy consumer needs. The primary objective is to improve access to mobility for all citizens through an increased awareness of the BHJ Region’s transportation needs, coordination of transportation options to meet those needs, and integrate those options by integrating into local public policy through planning and partnerships.

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Assistant Director Center for Regional Development – Bowling Green State University

The assistant director supports and promotes the Center for Regional Development’s (CRD) mission of improving the lives of residents of northwest Ohio through economic and community development.   The position assists the Senior Director with both short-term and long-term strategic planning and decision-making by identifying and providing needed information and professional advice.  The position also requires implementing the Senior Director’s plans and decisions and/or procuring necessary resources.  In doing so, the assistant director coordinates the conception, selection, design and completion and/or delivery of data and analysis, economic impact analysis, local and regional strategic planning, applied research, program evaluation, and other technical assistance projects undertaken by CRD, and is responsible for the implementation, coordination, and management of those activities. The assistant director is solely responsible for carrying out the majority of off campus program evaluation services to communities and social service/nonprofit organizations.

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Saull Law & Title to open branch in Downtown Tiffin

Having already established a reputation for itself in Seneca County, Saull Law & Title, a full-service law firm with headquarters in Upper Sandusky, recently signed a contract to purchase the former Your Legacy Credit Union building in downtown Tiffin, 170 S. Washington St, and a branch will open soon.

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FAQs Regarding Voluntary Disclosure

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local government issuers of securities, and others generally obligated to support the payment of such securities, who entered into continuing disclosure undertakings or agreements (CDAs) in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 15c2-12, may have questions concerning their continuing disclosure responsibilities. The following information provides guidance with respect to some commonly asked questions many issuers and “obligated persons” currently face. (Note that its purpose is to provide information of a general nature on this topic and should not be construed as legal advice.)

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April 27, 2020 State of Ohio Update: COVID-19

Friday afternoon, Governor DeWine announced positive developments addressing the shortage of testing swabs and reagent. Ohio has lagged in testing volume due to these shortages.  Governor DeWine along with former Governors Celeste and Taft worked with a company developing a new reagent, Thermo Fisher. The FDA approved the new reagent earlier this week. 

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April 22, 2020 Federal Update: COVID-19

Stimulus 3.5 – Congress is hoping to pass by this Wednesday April 22 a fourth stimulus package some have dubbed “Stimulus 3.5.”  It will purportedly include an additional $300 billion to replenish the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program that ran out of funds in less than two weeks; $50 billion for the Small Business Administration’s disaster relief fund, $75 billion for hospitals and $25 billion for testing.

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April 22, 2020 State of Ohio Update: COVID-19

Current Statistics: As of April 20, Ohio had 12,516 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 403 probable cases for a total of 12,919.   2,653 Ohioans were hospitalized, with 798 in ICU.   87 counties have confirmed cases, with Vinton County being the only county with no confirmed cases.  There have been 491 confirmed deaths from the virus and 18 probable deaths, for a total of 509.

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Tracked House Bills – February 2020

Federal News:  To address the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 6, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law an $8 billion emergency funding measure for government entities such as the Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Health, the Indian Health Service, and the Food and Drug Administration. This measure is intended to develop and purchase vaccines, medical supplies and products, as well as provide state and local governments with preparedness grants, training and other forms of assistance.  On March 13, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced an agreement on a second bill entitled the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (HR 6021).  This legislation would provide free testing, paid emergency leave to qualified employees, increased Medicaid funding and expanded unemployment insurance, nutritional assistance and small business loans.

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Events

2020 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course

Save the date for the 2018 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course! The four-day course will be held April 10-13, 2018 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest, 5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017. The Ohio Basic Course is an intensive training experience for economic development practitioners, community leaders, local government officials and others committed to building healthy economies for their communities.